Routine Patrol Uncovers Drugs in Perry Co.

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A routine patrol led to the discovery of drugs in Perry County.

The sheriff’s office said Deputy Jeremy Justice observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Toy Store in Thornville around 12:24AM on Sunday.

Deputy Justice said two male subjects were slumped over, so he contacted a squad and additional units to the scene.

Perry County K9 handler William Dodd and his K9 partner Radek determined their was illicit narcotics in the vehicle. During the investigation several items of individually packaged narcotics were recovered including suspected methamphetamine, crack/cocaine, cocaine, marijuana and unidentified pills.

Both individuals were arrested on multiple drug charges and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

They face charges of possession of drugs, trafficking of drugs, drug abuse and aggravated trafficking in drugs.

The case will be presented to the Perry County Grand Jury at a later date.

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